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AAJ Analysis Showing More Doctors Practice in States Without Damage Caps

In a blog at the California Progress Report (1/6), J.G. Preston Press Secretary at the Consumer Attorneys of California, wrote, “One of the arguments the ‘tort reform’ crowd uses to justify putting a cap on the amount of money a jury can award to a victim of medical negligence is their assertion that increases in the cost of malpractice insurance are driving doctors out of the business.” But, “there are more doctors per capita in states that don’t limit the amount that can be awarded to victims of negligence than there are in states that have implemented caps. The American Association for Justice broke down the numbers and found there are 21% more doctors per capita in states that don’t restrict compensation that there are in states with caps.”

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